Examination of the effect of building construction policies on the conservation of vernacular building techniques: Policies adopted after World War II in Japan

Fukushima, Ayako (2012) Examination of the effect of building construction policies on the conservation of vernacular building techniques: Policies adopted after World War II in Japan. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Vernacular building techniques and system for timber-framed residential buildings practiced before WWII in various regions in Japan were induced to disappear due to government policies adopted since the 1950s. This is because government policies on building construction aimed to standardize construction techniques and system all over Japan regardless of different climate characteristics and diversity in custom and did not have a room for vernacular buildings techniques and system to be practiced. The government policies need to be redefined so as to give the local stakeholders back the right to define policy and make decisions by themselves based on their own reassessment of the values of the vernacular building techniques and system.

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Fukushima, Ayakoaf@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Languages: English
Keywords: reconstruction; world war II; vernacular architecture; building techniques; traditional techniques; timber-framed architecture; conservation; governmental departments; policy; Japan
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 06. History of architecture
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 07. History of conservation
C.ARCHITECTURE > 02. Building typologies
C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 26. Habitations urbaines
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 05. Traditional craftsmanship
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 14:06
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 14:06
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